Best Odds with Top Tote+ and Bet Back Offers!
Register at Australia's #1 Online Bookmaker!
Back A Winner!
Sign-Up to Australia's Fastest Growing Online Bookmaker!
Back Yourself!
Sign-up and start betting with Ladbrokes in 2 minutes!
Best Of The Best Odds!
Bet With Palmerbet and get Paid Top Fluc or Top Tote!
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly

In the absence of champion filly Songbird, Rachel’s Valentina is the early favourite to emulate her mother in the Kentucky Oaks.

The unbeaten Songbird has been ruled out of Friday’s Classic because of a low-grade fever for which she is being treated.

Rachel’s Valentina is a daughter of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra who won the Oaks before beating the males in the Preakness Stakes, the Haskell International and the Woodward Stakes.

Bernardini, Rachel’s Valentina’s sire, won the 2006 Preakness and Travers Stakes to be crowned that season’s champion three-year-old colt.

Trained by Todd Pletcher and to be ridden by John Velazquez, Rachel’s Valentina is at 7-2 to win from barrier 11 of 14.

Rachel’s Valentina was second in her past two outings. She finished 5-3/4 lengths behind Songbird in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, her lone defeat in three races last season.

She was only a neck behind Weep No More in her return, the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland last month.

“It was one of those frustrating losses but you have to be very pleased and proud of her effort,” Pletcher said.

“It was very encouraging that she’s come back as a top class filly.”

Pletcher, a three-time Oaks winner, also sends out Mo d’Amour, a 30-1 long shot in post 7.

Weep No More, three for three this year following the Ashland victory, is the equal second choice at 9-2 alongside Ashland third Cathryn Sophia.

 
*Existing customers only. 2nd Racing bet. Excl SA & WA. T’s & C’s apply. Gamble responsibly.
Featured News

Free Racing Bonus Bets and Offers

We take a look at the BIGGEST and BEST Free Daily Racing Offers and Betting Promotions from Australia’s leading online...

Horse Racing Big Collects, Bets and Moves – Saturday’s Races 16/1/2021

Australia’s leading bookmaker the TAB gives an overview of today’s betting markets from the feature races and race meetings from around the...

Magic Millions Classic results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Magic Millions Classic. The Magic Millions Classic was raced at Gold Coast...

Magic Millions Guineas results and replay – 2021

View the results and replay for the 2021 Magic Millions Guineas. The Magic Millions Guineas was raced at Gold Coast...

Watch 📺 Another Rockhampton rocket unearthed

Back in October 2012, at Rockhampton over 1100m, a horse flew around the course in a Class 1 and bolted...

Horse Racing Big Bets – Saturday’s Races 16/1/2021

We take a look at the big bets the online bookmakers have taken on Saturday’s horse racing around the country...

Magic Millions Classic

The Magic Millions 2YO Classic is a Restricted Listed race held at in Queensland each year and is one of...

Magic Millions Guineas

The Magic Millions 3YO Guineas is a Restricted Listed race held at in Queensland each year and is one of...

Exciting stallion dies due to liver failure

Sadly 13-year-old Coolmore stallion Zoffany was euthanised today owing to liver failure. “Zoffany was a great servant and he’ll be...

Star Singapore sprinter headed for Australia

Star Singapore sprinter Inferno is set to make the move to Australia ahead of a possible racing career if he...

Australian Bookmaker Reviews

Which bookmaker should you bet with? We Review each of the leading online Australian Bookmakers and rate them in order...

 
 
Copyright © 2021 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved - Privacy Policy

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.
18+ Don't let the game play you. Stay in control. Gamble responsibly. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au or www.gamblinghelponline.org.au.